Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How Vain Is Trey Gowdy-- And Don't Call It Plastic Surgery

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The congressman who represents the two most backward counties in South Carolina, Greenville and Spartanburg, is 51 year old fashion-plate Trey Gowdy. Gowdy first came to Congress as a page sponsored by vicious racist Strom Thurmond. It's not clear if he's one of the pages who laid with Mark Foley or not, but Gowdy had fun as a page and decided he wanted to grow up to be a real congressman. He got his chance in 2010 when mainstream conservative Bob Inglis hinted that Climate Change might be real. One of the stupidest people ever elected to Congress, Gowdy painted Inglis as a tree-hugging communist and defeated the 6-term congressman 71-29% in the GOP runoff primary. No one has ever accused Gowdy of being mainstream-- or even having a functioning brain. But, less known, is his addiction to cosmetic dermatology. Look at the picture up top. That's what he looked like before all the injections of filler, Botox, laser resurfacing, etc. The work he's had done is pretty good except for the translucent facial skin and the overdone forehead which doesn't move and prevents him from making expressions, probably because he harassed his doctor for more Botox than he needed.



One of the most prominent cosmetic dermatologists in Florida told us that "Gowdy's had multiple laser resurfacing procedures and cosmetic injectable fillers in his laugh lines. He has had cosmetic filler in his cheeks and his cheekbones were definitely filled-in and shaped. As you can see, he started with Botox and laser and turned to cosmetic filler. You can clearly see he bad laugh lines and crows feet around his eyes. As time went by, his forehead became very smooth. He has a good cosmetic dermatologist, I'll give him that. He is clearly obsessed with how he looks. What other male politician radically changed their hair and facial hair like that?"



A friend of his from Spartanburg High School in the early '80s told us that Gowdy was kind of known as a dumbbell in school but was a snazzy dresser and that people thought "he'd be gay if he wasn't such a Baptist fanatic." Right now he's facing ethics charges-- brought against him by Alan Grayson after Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accidentally admitted on tape that Gowdy's Benghazi Committee is just a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton and unrelated to Benghazi-- and spends his time whining about how the world is misjudging him. The hyper-partisanship has been confirmed by Republican Congressman Richard Hanna and by a GOP investigator who was fired when he refused to "get" Hillary. He may not be as brazen as Carly Fiorina but Gowdy is never shy to lie his ass off when he's protecting his absurd positions. And he's pretty pissed off right now that even some of his Republican colleagues are saying he's spending millions of tax-payer dollars on a partisan witch hunt that should be paid for by the Republican Party, not by hardworking Americans. He flipped out on Face the Nation last Sunday: "I have told my own Republican colleagues and friends, shut up talking about things that you don’t know anything about. And unless you’re on the committee, you have no idea what we have done, why we have done it and what new facts we have found."



Except that everyone seems to know that he accidentally outed a CIA source because... he's a bungling idiot. Eric Boehlert understands what to do with someone as vain as what he calls "the GOP's new Ken Starr"-- the media should stop giving him oxygen.
By any commonsense standard Gowdy’s inquiry has been a Congressional bust. ($4.6 million spent to hold just a handful of public hearings?) If that’s effectively highlighted during Clinton’s nationally televised testimony, and if Democrats continue to press forward with their procedural attempts to dismantle the costly committee, Gowdy’s time in the spotlight might be quickly ending.

And that’s where the messy break-up looms. The Benghazi committee has been very good to a Beltway press corps anxious to pursue storylines about Clinton’s supposed incompetence and crooked ways. This year, the Benghazi committee has helped pundits produce months’ worth of baseless speculation about looming email indictments and the potential for a Clinton campaign “collapse.” The Benghazi committee has provided institutional cover for the press to game out wild, what-if scenarios in which Clinton inevitably plays the villain, or a bumbling bureaucrat in over her head.

In other words, Gowdy provided the contours for the media’s beloved “scandal” narrative. And Gowdy’s committee has been generous with leaks that always make Clinton and her team look bad, even when upon closer examination the leaks don’t hold up to scrutiny.

So think of Trey Gowdy as this decade’s Ken Starr. He’s an obsessive Clinton chaser who teamed up with a grateful press corps to produced endless “scandal” coverage. But like Starr, the facts are finally running out on Gowdy.

..."Unravel[ing]" "Thoroughly discredited." A "charade." A "laughable crusade."


Describe it however you want, but Gowdy’s Select Committee, which has been in session longer than Congress’ Watergate investigation, is done. And it’s done because its cover has been blown and because the scandal plots won’t line up the way he wants. And the sooner the press admits that and moves on, the better because journalists have allowed themselves to be played for too long.

“The reality is that the Republican staff and majority of the committee have made it function as an oppo-research arm of the Republican National Committee, far more interested in whatever it might dig up about or against Hillary Clinton than any remaining mysteries on the four Americans killed in Benghazi,” wrote James Fallows at The Atlantic.

Yes, Gowdy’s sudden laundry list of bad news is long, but as the New York Times’ Paul Krugman noted, “We shouldn’t have needed McCarthy blurting out the obvious for the press to acknowledge that the Benghazi investigations have utterly failed to find any wrongdoing.”

And we shouldn’t have needed Bernie Sanders declaring, “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” at the Democratic debate this week for the press to acknowledge that its never-ending flood of coverage has been wildly out of proportion for the plodding process story.

Gowdy’s blind, partisan pursuit has been hiding in plain sight for years. Just like Ken Starr’s blind, partisan pursuit of the Clintons was easily detectable. Yet the press played along because the Clinton gotcha game generates buzz and it’s good for journalists’ careers.

And since there’s a collective Beltway mindset, being wrong when chasing Clinton inquisitions means rarely being held accountable, or being forced to defend wildly erroneous charges.

So most often, the fling is win-win for Republicans and press. And it has been for years. But there comes a time when the Republican pursuer loses all creditably and threatens to tarnish journalists who don’t break things off.

For Gowdy and the press, that time is now.


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40 Comments:

At 11:05 PM, Blogger tamtam said...

Is it just me or does Trey Gowdy bear an uncanny resemblance to Cameron Frye with grey hair?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/42/2e/40/422e401df5ea222871b11cc29b25ca1f.jpg

 
At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plastic surgery was clearly not sufficient.
The only effective remedy would be a nice thick durable paper bag.

The necktie of the first photo is the perfect accessory for the physical
and ideological hideousness of the Hon. Mr Zippy.

John Puma

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger jhsmd said...

Also, besides resurfacing, botox and fillers, he's had a nose job. A pretty good one but unmistakeable.

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger jhsmd said...

He looks like an evil skin head. His eyes appear deranged and his face is cruel looking. I'd hate to run into him on a deserted road.

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hard to beleive anyone would elect this idiot to any goverment seat

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, you have to admit he was very effective, professional and a statesman in his examination of Hillary Clinton. While Hillary Clinton came off as a lying old hag reminiscent of Leona Helmsley screaming only the little people pay taxes. In Hillary's case she is screaming WHO CARES, its all about me and my career.

 
At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is obvious is that HRC is brilliant, articulate and strong beyond belief. The republicans on this committee are pathetic! They are disrespectful, stupid and grandstanding like crazy. PLEASE END this and let HRC go home. She will be an amazing president.

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westmoreland what a dud.

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous exit 135 said...

Nothing compares to the raw ignorance and ill temper of Jim Jordan. Peter Roskam is just a low life moron. Gowdy absolutely has had a lot of work done. His forehead and nose have actual angles. His forehead actually shines. His eyes are set way back in his head. He is an actual freak.

These idiots just laid to rest the myth that Hillary is too old to be President.

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After watching Gowdy's committee interrogation of Secretary Clinton this evening it occcurs to me that perhaps the dermatology clinician who treats Gowdy is pushing a little to hard and too deep with the botox needle.

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cross between McCarthy and Torquemada. Scary what plastic surgery can do to people!

 
At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good one? His is the worst nose job I've seen. He's decimated it. Ugh...aside from being a hack, this guy clearly has some kind of disorder that compels him to constantly tweak his appearance. I think he looks positively scary.

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that skin shine is too much. Otherwise a perfect fit for crazy ass south Carolina.

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. He looks very unwell. Better to be a nice looking, robust older gentleman than a waxy cadaver like this guy. Shows some sort of underlying psychological issue, but then he is a politician so that kind of goes with the territory.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger R.A. Greenman said...

I would love to run into this moron on a deserted road. Me and a lead pipe.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger R.A. Greenman said...

He was far from effective. From my vantage point he looked evey bit the clown that he is.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger R.A. Greenman said...

He was far from effective. From my vantage point he looked evey bit the clown that he is.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger R.A. Greenman said...

I would love to run into this moron on a deserted road. Me and a lead pipe.

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Leanna said...

There just ain't nothin that plastic surgery can do to fix stupid.

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger Marjorie said...

He is an ugly rascal. Someone should shut off his oxygen intake. He certainly is a blubering idiot.

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger Jill said...

He was actually kind of handsome before, in a stupid-goober kind of way. Now he just looks like a freak. I mean seriously...that face is not human.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger jo blow said...

Not fair...yeah question his politics, etc. But to make ad hominem attacks is wrong. I think that he may have received cosmetic procedures because he may suffer from a health disorder. But that's hearsay and irrelevant.

 
At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought he'd been disfigured in a terrible accident and had to undergo reconstrctive surgery. That he did it to himself is quite as disturbing as his politics.

 
At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The chairman of the BENGHAZI COMMITTEE needs to seek help from a medical health professional.

I don't know him personally, voicing my opinion based on how he conducted himself during the hearing.

He appears to be maybe overworked, overwhelmed, extremely irritated, stressed to the max, agitated, aggravated, mad, and enraged.

He demonstrated symptoms that leads to a nervous breakdown, stroke, or heart attack.

If he is unable to maintain his composure and
keep his temper from escalating out of control, then he needs to step aside, take a seat, and reevaluate his behavior, and job performance. Maybe he will understand why the American people feel that he is unfit for his position.

 
At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youth and beauty are ephemeral......stupid is forever!

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Essiewamz1 said...

He needs to sue his dermatologist asap. He looks like an old schoolboy.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Essiewamz1 said...

He needs to sue his dermatologist asap. He looks like an old schoolboy.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Clara Plummer said...

Trey Gowdy thanks he`s a badass like Donald Trump, His ancestor William Wallace was a badass. Look what happened to him.

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trey Gowdy, needs to do his job and stop these pointless "Witch Hunts" for things/issues that are not there. What a waste of Tax Payers money! I am so tired of paying for things like these dumb over site committee, only to find out in the end Gowdy and his flunkies keep coming up empty.

 
At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Pinhead Trey Gowdy, and his flunkies, spend millions of dollars, on this so called Over site committee and still came up with nothing! What a waste of the tax payers dollars. How many tireless, endless "Witch Hunts" is this fool going to lead the charge against, only to find nothing! Perhaps the over site panel needs to have meeting on ways not to spend and waste the tax payers money. Where Is the overs site committee for that?

 
At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Trey Gowdy has certainly had a lot of bad hair days, but don't kid yourselves. He is one of the brightest, most articulate Congressmen in Washington and he has a bright future ahead of him. Those of you falling all over yourselves to mock and criticize him will one day prove to be the real fools!

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are his looks important? Who the hell cares if he has had or not had botox or cosmetic surgery? I think he could look like Quasimoto, he's still one of the most intelligent and honest politicians in Washington. Wish there were more like him, regardless of his face or hair!!

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He gave up a promising career as an actor before becoming a page in Congress. Did you know that, as a youngster, he was the banjo player in Deliverance?

 
At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trey Gowdy sucks!
Why?
...c-cuz he looks stupid!

Good one... We are all so screwed...

 
At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire post is BS. Gowdy has lost a great deal of weight which is obvious in the before and after. The changes in his face are due to that weight loss and the great deal of stress he is under. Death threats have been made against him and his family. A woman pulled a gun on him. You may disagree with the man politically but this post makes you look like a fool.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Adam Fox said...

Weight loss doesn't cause you to lose your crow's feet around the eyes, wrinkles on the forehead, in fact, the opposite happens. When people lose too much weight they tend to have more wrinkles and more lines. Not to mention his skin is flawless which it was not before, this is clearly from laser resurfacing. He is getting lots of botox, laser resurfacing and cosmetic fillers sometimes, he also changes his hair style every other day. Does he change his hair style because he is into how he looks or he is losing weight? His hair styles are changed to trendy styles, not conventional run of the mill republican politician standard hair styles.

I happen to be an expert in this field, I know what I am talking about, you don't.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Adam Fox said...

His skin is Shiny now and was not before, which is from laser resurfacing, weight loss doesn't cause shiny skinny and in the picture where his head looks wider and fuller, he was doing a cycle of steroids (testosterone) to bulk up some muscle. It is clear by the increase in size of his facial muscles (unless he had cosmetic injectable filler). Now you can make your ridiculous "weight loss" argument, however, the first photo of Mr Gowdy, long before he was being shot at by little old ladies with guns causing him to lose weight shows a dramatically different (fatter) appearance with wrinkles and lines. He actually got BETTER looking as he had a Michael Jackson transformation done with plastic surgery, then he went too far and he quit using testosterone.

People who are so stressed out (from little old ladies pulling guns out on them from the pocketbooks) that they loose weight, don't go on TV shows left and right as an abject pundit. Face it, Trey Gowdy is on his way to being the next Catlyn Jenner, not that there is anything wrong with that, just saying...

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Draco Conehead Malfoy

 
At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Jandrea-Marie Gabrielle said...

I like Trey Gowdy

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be dismayed and angry if I had face surgery done by a Democratic Plastic Surgeon, or used car saleswoman. Trey surely acts bitter, more so by his debunked Bengazi Committee findings. Send him the bill, not to the American public.

 

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